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Provincial Election 2019

Kenney says Beasley vote is a wasted one; Beasley says Kenney is being hypocritical

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 10th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Jason Kenney says voting for a candidate that his party rejected early on is a “wasted vote” and stressed that an independent candidate in Brooks-Medicine Hat would not be welcomed into the United Conservative Party. That candidate, Todd Beasley, says he has no such plans, but it’s “hypocritical” for the UCP leader to ask ... Read More »

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On the Issues: Lynn MacWilliam – NDP

By Medicine Hat News on April 10th, 2019

1. Outside of pipelines, what is the biggest challenge facing Alberta? My focus is on creating good jobs, and diversifying the economy, while protecting and improving healthcare and education. For decades, Albertans have been wanting to get off the boom and bust rollercoaster – but subsequent conservative governments did nothing. We must ensure that our ... Read More »

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FoM health-care election forum Thursday

By Medicine Hat News on April 9th, 2019

An election forum on health care is being hosted by Friends of Medicare on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. in the Medicine Hat Public Library theatre. Provincial election candidates from both the Brooks-Medicine Hat riding and Cypress-Medicine Hat are expected to participate. Alison Van Dyke, acting chair for Palliser Friends of Medicare, will open and close ... Read More »

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Elections Alberta confusion has snowbird worried if her vote will count

By JEREMY APPEL on April 9th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel A snowbird Hatter in Phoenix has been left in limbo by Elections Alberta and is unsure whether her vote will ultimately be counted come April 16. “They’re done and sent in, and it’s really out of my control now,” said Nancy Truscott, 67. “They’re either going to scrap it or they’re going to count ... Read More »

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Parties differ on plans to power Alberta

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 9th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant The tried and true issue of utility bills in the current Alberta Election mostly involves natural gas and the carbon levy, but political parties are also making hay on the issue of electrical prices. Power production and use, which is not subject to the carbon tax, have been the focus of furious debate over ... Read More »

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UCP won’t hesitate to ‘turn off the taps’

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 9th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com @CollinGallant Jason Kenney says that a UCP government led by him would give itself the power to “turn off the taps” of Alberta crude oil – much to the delight of a crowd of about 400 supporters in Medicine Hat. “Within an hour of being sworn in, we’ll hold a cabinet meeting and proclaim ... Read More »

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No clear debate winner, analysts say

By JEREMY APPEL on April 6th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel Those looking for a decisive victory for any of the party leaders in Thursday’s debate will be sorely disappointed, according to two political analysts at Medicine Hat College. Terry Chapman, MHC’s dean of arts and professed “political junkie,” says even she found the debate uninteresting. “It was scripted (and) it was dull,” she said. ... Read More »

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Local candidates offer up childcare policies

By JEREMY APPEL on April 6th, 2019

jappel@medicinehatnews.com@MHNJeremyAppel With a $25-a-day childcare pilot program underway, three major parties have staked out positions on what they would do with it if they form government after April 16. Cypress-Medicine Hat UCP candidate Drew Barnes says $25-a-day childcare should be offered only to those who need it most, suggesting his party would introduce some form ... Read More »

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New UCP platform shows support for NDP diversification

By COLLIN GALLANT on April 6th, 2019

cgallant@medicinehatnews.com@CollinGallant Conservative support for an NDP petrochemical diversification program was included in a second version of the United Conservative Party’s platform, the revelation of which caused some controversy on the campaign trail on Friday. On Thursday, the News reported on the issue — Hatters have watched the program closely since 2016 when local plants applied ... Read More »

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UCP leader coming to Hat for campaign barbecue with Barnes

By Medicine Hat News on April 5th, 2019

UCP Leader Jason Kenney will be in Medicine Hat on Monday for a noon-hour campaign barbecue. Cypress-Medicine Hat candidate Drew Barnes will host Kenney at his campaign office, located in a commercial strip mall on Dunmore Road, near the intersection with Ross Glen Drive. The hour-long event is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. It’s ... Read More »

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